School Closings And Delays

Stacy is a local girl. She grew up in Clarks Summit, Lackawanna County.

She joined the WNEP news team in July, 2011 first covering central Pennsylvania. Now she is the Lackawanna County beat reporter.

Stacy comes to Newswatch 16 from WWNY-TV in Watertown, NY where she was a “one-man-band,” shooting, writing, and editing her own stories. There she covered the Thousand Islands region of New York, and the 10th Mountain Division of the Army based at Fort Drum.

Stacy honed her skills at Syracuse University where she graduated magna cum laude in 2010 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. In college, she was a member of the nation’s oldest and largest entirely student-run TV station, CitrusTV.

Before her TV days, Stacy was on the 50-yard line as “Miss Comet” with the Abington Heights Marching Band. She’s a sports “phanatic.” She likes to cheer on all the Philadelphia sports teams and her beloved Orange.

When she’s not working, Stacy is a judge and coach for Odyssey of the Mind teams in NEPA. Stacy lives with her cats, Utley & Laurel.

If you have a story idea, or just want to say hi, send Stacy an e-mail.

Recent Articles
  • COLTS Buses Become More Accessible

    SCRANTON — Riding the public bus in Lackawanna County is getting easier for people with disabilities. The County of Lackawanna Transit System, COLTS, unveiled a new system for restraining wheelchairs in their buses. If you ride COLTS buses, you’ve likely seen some brand new buses in the rotation. They include a new restraint system, but as COLTS buys new buses over the next few years, they will all include the new system. It’s designed to make it easier for people […]

  • ‘Like an ice skating rink’ – Slip Sliding on Scranton Sidewalks

    SCRANTON — Despite spending the day shoveling on Wednesday, many people in our area woke up to a sheet of ice covering their sidewalks and driveways. You couldn’t pick up your feet on most sidewalks in south Scranton. “It was like an ice skating rink over here, you know?” Freddie Sallom made repeated trips to his sidewalk on Stafford Avenue to apply rock salt. Wednesday’s storm of snow then rain made it difficult for Sallom and his neighbors to stay […]

  • A Good Day for Sledding With Friends

    SCRANTON — A snow day spent shoveling is a snow day wasted. That was a reminder some kids repeated to their parents as soon as the snow day was declared for the Scranton School District. “[I] had to warm up the car, had to go get gas for the snow blower with the anticipated snowfall. And you know, the kids were like, ‘C’mon dad. Let’s go. Let’s go. We want to go at 7:00.’ I was like, ‘How about 11:30?'” […]

  • Downtown Ghost Town

    SCRANTON — Courthouse Square is usually bustling during the work week, but that was not the case Wednesday. People called off work. Appointments were canceled, but some businesses tried to make the best of it. Shoveled sidewalks served as a sign that certain downtown businesses were open in the storm. For Pete Ventura, the shoveling was worth it. He found his restaurant, Coney Island Lunch, would be busier than expected on this snow day. “A hot dog in the winter […]

  • PennDOT’s Live Plow Tracker Helps You Plan Your Route During Winter Storms

    HARRISBURG — You can now see where those PennDOT plow trucks are during a winter storm from the comfort of your own home. The Commonwealth has hundreds of trucks ready to roll in the event of a storm, and all of those trucks are now equipped with tracking technology so┬áPennDOT and you can see where they are and where they’ve been.   When plow trucks leave salt sheds to head out on their routes, they have a GPS device on […]

  • Priest in Scranton Rings Church Bells when Eagles Win Super Bowl

    SCRANTON — Many people in Scranton were alerted to the Eagles Super Bowl win Sunday night with a familiar sound. Church bells rang from one of the city’s largest churches. Its priest is one of the city’s biggest Eagles fans. It’s a well-known fact at Mary Mother of God Parish on William Street in Scranton that Father Cyril Edwards is a big Philadelphia Eagles fan. If you walk into the parish office, you’re greeted by a cardboard cutout of Father […]

  • Water Work Rattles Scranton Neighborhood

    SCRANTON — A big drill–about the size of a box truck–is parked in south Scranton’s Dutch Hollow neighborhood. It’s been working its way under Interstate 81 to make way for a new water main. People who live in Dutch Hollow are used to the sounds from the highway, but they say the drilling gives off a sound you can feel. “If you go closer, it’s a whole different story, seriously, you’ll have stuff rattling in the cupboards,” Carol Wasalinko said. […]

  • Senator Toomey in Scranton, Talks Tax Cuts and “The Memo”

    SCRANTON — Senator Pat Toomey stopped by a warehouse in Scranton to see how Washington’s passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is already affecting small businesses. “At the end of the day, there`s no question that this business will owe less in taxes than it otherwise would. And that means more resources available to reinvest here in growing this business,” Toomey said. JED Pool Tools on Penn Avenue has been open since 1982 and now has its highest […]

  • Ju Ju’s Risk and Reward

    SCRANTON — A woman from Scranton proves that sometimes taking a risk is worth the reward and for her, the reward is a chance to see 101 years old. She rolled the dice a few weeks ago and underwent a new type of heart surgery designed for people in their 80s. At 100, she is one of the oldest people in the country to get the surgery. We were really hoping we’d get to see Ju Ju Vergnetti again and […]

  • Scranton School Board Asks D.A. to Investigate Possible Crimes

    SCRANTON — The Scranton school board has asked the Lackawanna County district attorney to look into whether anything criminal could have contributed to the school district’s financial downfall. This comes after a state audit uncovered wasteful spending that went on for years. All nine members of the Scranton School Board sent a letter to the district attorney’s office Wednesday. D.A. Mark Powell’s office says it is still reviewing the letter which centers on the school district’s relationship with a mechanic […]

  • Helping Women in Business

    SCRANTON — The old South Side Bank and Trust Building on Cedar Avenue is now home to a People’s Security Bank and soon a lot more. Part of the first floor will become a women’s business incubator headed up by the Scranton Area Community Foundation and CEO Laura Ducceschi. “We will have a coordinator there. We’ll have various services that’ll be available to help women understand how to keep moving forward in their business. And they can vary, they can […]

  • Credit Union CEO Sentenced to Federal Prison

    SCRANTON — The former CEO of a credit union in Scranton was sent to prison Wednesday for swindling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the credit union. Several of his former employees showed up to court hoping for a hefty sentence. Sean Jelen was hired as CEO of Tobyhanna Federal Credit Union in 2011. It then became Valor Federal Credit Union and it is now PenFed Credit Union. Jelen’s former employees believe the credit unions’ latest merger is due to […]